Jack and Jill vs. the World (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Jack and Jill vs. the World (2008)
  • Rate: 5.4/10 total 1,685 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
  • Runtime: Argentina:90 min | Netherlands:89 min
  • Filming Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Budget: $4,000,000(estimated)
  • Director: Vanessa Parise
  • Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Taryn Manning and Peter Stebbings
  • Original Music By: Jeremy Parise   
  • Plot Keyword: Cystic Fibrosis | Versus In Title | Period In Title | Character Name In Title

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Vanessa Parise  writer
  • Peter Stebbings  writer

Known Trivia

    Goofs: Continuity: When Jill and Jack are talking about happiness and drinking from the green bottles at about 17 minutes into the movie, Jill gets up and asks Jack if he is happy. She puts her forehead against his. In the next shot, her head is several inches away from his.

    Plot: Jack is a NYC advertising exec with a life as glossy as the ads he spins. Jill is new to the city, with nothing to stand on but her fiery personality and romantic ideals. Opposites attract, and together they author their own manifesto of "rules to live by." But Jill betrays Jack by violating rule one – Be Honest. Full summary » |  »

    Story: In Manhattan, the successful executive Jack is a methodical and controlled man with simple habits that works in an advertisement agency with his coworker George. While smoking a cigarette on the roof of the building of the agency, Jack meets the aspirant actress Jill that has just arrived in New York and is seeking a job. He sympathizes with her situation and gives her name to a Klubendorf commercial in the campaign promoted by his agency. When he takes Jill home, he finds that she lives in a very low-budget hotel and out of the blue, he invites her to stay in the guest room of his fancy apartment for a while. Jill changes the behavior of Jack that becomes happier, and proposes Jack to write together a manifesto where the first rule is "be honest". However, she omits to Jack that she is sick with cystic fibrosis and she would have only a couple of years more. When Jack discovers that Jill is ill…Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  

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    Produced By:

    • Robin Dunne known as co-producer
    • Jordan Gertner known as executive producer
    • Michael Z. Gordon known as executive producer
    • Stephen Hays known as executive producer
    • Michael Jaffe known as executive producer
    • John N. Kozman known as executive producer
    • Michael Manshel known as executive producer
    • Vanessa Parise known as producer
    • Derek Rappaport known as line producer
    • Daphne Raves known as associate producer
    • Karen Shaw known as co-producer
    • Scott J. Sloan known as executive producer
    • Mitch Solomon known as co-producer
    • Gustavo Spoliansky known as executive producer
    • Peter Stebbings known as associate producer
    • Nicholas Tabarrok known as producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Freddie Prinze Jr. known as Jack
    • Taryn Manning known as Jill
    • Peter Stebbings known as George
    • Ingrid Doucet known as Sally
    • Vanessa Parise known as Lucy
    • Lisa Ciara known as Amberly
    • Darrin Brown known as T-Bone
    • Claudia Besso known as Melony
    • Krista Sutton known as Emily
    • Julian Richings known as Mr. Smith
    • Robert Forster known as Norman
    • Ethan Penner known as Wyatt
    • Hannah Lochner known as Holly
    • Kelly Rowan known as Kate
    • Charles Martin Smith known as Carlin
    • Chick Roberts known as Mr Bradley
    • Joan Gregson known as Mrs Bradley
    • Joe Pingue known as Casting Director
    • Robin Dunne known as Gary / Ignatius the Philosophical Clown
    • Rosa Laborde known as Tampon Commercial Girl #1
    • Lara Azzopardi known as Commercial Girl #2
    • Steve Carey known as Squeegee Kid
    • Sean T. MacDonald known as Barry
    • Joshua Milko known as Guy in Beer Commercial (uncredited)

    ..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

    • Patricia Medina known as key hair stylist
    • Tim Mogg known as makeup department head

    Art Department:

    • Andrew Chiu known as storyboard artist
    • Chris Gotzamanis known as assistant art director
    • Winston Hacking known as set dresser
    • Andrea Kristof known as assistant art director
    • Brett Long known as set dresser
    • Kenny Meinzinger known as property master
    • Andrij Molodecky known as property master
    • Tanya Nesi known as on-set dresser
    • Jennifer Wood known as set buyer


    Production Companies:

    • Empera Pictures
    • Myriad Pictures
    • Magnet Management
    • Lucky Dog Film Group
    • Darius Films
    • Hudson River Entertainment
    • Pharaon Films

    Other Companies:

    • Identity Studios  digital effects
    • Magic Film and Video Works  negative cutting
    • Toronto Film Studios  movie studio


    • Lantern Lane Entertainment (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
    • Eagle Films (2008) (non-USA) (all media) (Middle East)
    • EuroVideo (2008) (Germany) (DVD)
    • First Look International (2008) (USA) (DVD)
    • Imagem Filmes (2009) (Brazil) (DVD)
    • Laptv (2009) (Argentina) (TV)
    • Mondo Home Entertainment (2009) (Italy) (all media)

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    Special Effects:

    • Invisible Pictures (visual effects)

    Visual Effects by:

    • Kyle Boylen known as compositor
    • Evan Ghigliotty known as digital compositor
    • Noel Hooper known as visual effects supervisor
    • David Fred Masselink known as digital optical compositor
    • John Moores known as digital compositor
    • Nicholas Sorenson known as digital artist
    • Christa Tazzeo known as visual effects producer
    • David Van Woert known as visual effects producer

    Release Date:

    • Germany 12 February 2008 (European Film Market)
    • USA 4 April 2008 (Los Angeles, California)
    • USA 11 April 2008 (Providence, Rhode Island)
    • USA 17 June 2008 (DVD premiere)
    • Iceland 11 September 2008 (DVD premiere)
    • Hungary 25 October 2008 (TV premiere)
    • Brazil 19 November 2008 (DVD premiere)
    • Netherlands 6 January 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Australia 18 February 2009 (TV premiere)
    • Argentina 1 April 2009 (TV premiere)
    • Italy 7 October 2009 (DVD premiere)

    MPAA: Rated PG-13 for sexual content and brief strong language


    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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